It's time to tally up the betting pools and start paying out: If you picked Green Lantern as DC Comics surprise gay character you won.
Time can have its real person of the year, but not-real people can influence us, too, and in 2012, fake characters mattered. From Katniss to Bane and Zero Dark Thirty's Maya, here's our alternative list.
A weekend of high hopes, mediocre reviews, and sinking performances
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